Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm
Min. age: all ages
Price: $10 per person, $30 per family (max 2 adults), (Excludes zoo admission)

Get up close to one of the world's most iconic Australian animal in Western Sydney

Designed for visitors of every age, the program provides an opportunity to wander along the Koala Trail and see koalas up close.  A unique photo opportunity with the Koalas is the highlight of this experience.


Take a walk through our NEW koala habitat and get closer than ever before to our colony of koalas as they dwell amongst eucalyptus branches.

Follow the Koala Photo Trail and get up close to our amazing Koalas.  Our experienced zookeepers and Discovery Crew will provide you with information about these amazing creatures and help take photos of your close encounter using your own camera or phone.

Sydney Zoo’s koala trail makes for an unforgettable experience for a large group of friends and family

How to book

 Simply head down to the Koala Trail (opposite the exit of Aquarium) during your visit to the zoo within the hours of 11am – 1pm for your Koala experience.  This is a paid encounter and photos will be taken on your own device.
Pre bookings are not required, you may present to the Koala Trail on the day of your visit to book your experience. Please note, pending on the weather, our Koala Trail may or may not be open on certain days, however we will  do our best to have this available and open for visitors where possible. At present we are offering our Koala Trail on weekends only.


  • All participants must be comfortable in the presence of animals. Children must be accompanied by a Parent or Guardian. The Parent does not have to partake in the photo to enter the Koala Photo Trail.
  • Participants must follow all instructions as given by the Keeper undertaking the Photo Encounter opportunity, including but not limited to where to stand, not attempting to have contact with an animal unless under instruction to do so, remaining calm and quiet at all times.
  • The koala trail is fully accessible.
  • Sydney Zoo is open in wet weather conditions; in fact some animals enjoy the wet weather! Sydney Zoo reserves the right to cancel the encounter in extreme weather conditions.
Zoo keeper with mini zoo keepers

Mini Zookeeper For a Day


Lion Encounter

Young boy with a Meerkat on his shoulder

Meerkat Encounter

Kids feeding Capybara

Capybara Encounter

Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content

Find what you are looking for?

Find what you are looking for?